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Rice Proverbs

Sayings about Rice

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. ~ Chinese Proverbs

Love is like young rice: transplanted, still it grows. ~ Malagasy Proverb

Sorrow is like rice in an attic: you use a little every day and at the end it is all gone. ~ Malagasy Proverbs

Growing rice gives you more than poetry will. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Laugh at the rice and you will weep for the lentil. ~ Creole Proverb

Women are like raindrops: some fall on palaces, others on rice fields. ~ Vietnamese Proverbs

Don’t trust a hungry man to watch your rice. ~ Tibetan Proverbs

Ants can attack with a grain of rice. ~ Malagasy Proverb

A pig used to dirt turns its nose up at rice. ~ Japanese Proverb

The bigger the pot the more rice will stick to it. ~ Solomon Islander Proverb

You can’t get rice by pounding bran. ~ Myanmar Proverb

Cold tea and cold rice are tolerable; cold looks and cold words aren’t. ~ Japanese Proverb

Better than a banquet somewhere else is a good cup of tea and a bowl of rice at home. ~ Japanese Proverb

With water make rivers, with rice make armies. ~ Cambodian Proverbs

If you plant grass, you won’t get rice. ~ Malaysian Proverbs

Sun is for cucumbers, rain for rice. ~ Vietnamese Proverb

Without rice, even the cleverest housewife cannot cook. ~ Chinese Proverb

Even the most resourceful housewife cannot create miracles from rice less pantry. ~ Chinese Proverb

He that has no money might as well be buried in a rice tub with his mouth sewn up. ~ Chinese Proverb

Luck is like having a rice dumpling fly into your mouth. ~ Japanese Proverb

Once the rice is pudding, it’s too late to reclaim the rice. ~ Indonesian Proverbs

If you don’t have a brain, join the army; if you don’t have rice, use beans instead. ~ Myanmar Proverb

Rice is born in water and must die in wine. ~ Italian Proverbs

Plant rice when the ground is ready; pursue women when you feel passion. ~ Tibetan Proverb

Apple blossoms are beautiful, but rice dumplings are better. ~ Japanese Proverb

Talking doesn’t get your rice cooked. ~ Chinese Proverb

A teacher is someone who ploughs with his tongue to fill his little bowl with rice. ~ Chinese Proverb

When the curry is tasty, the rice is hard. ~ Malawian Proverbs

Sweet rice is eaten quickly. ~ Sierra Leonean Proverbs

It’s better for people to wait for rice, than rice for people. ~ Chinese Proverb

You can live with tea and cold rice but not with cold words. ~ Chinese Proverb

Make the amount of sauce you use correspond to the amount of rice you have. ~ Vietnamese Proverb

Quotations about Rice

Rice is great if you’re really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something. ~ Mitch Hedberg

Rice at present prices provides more food for the money than most of the other cereals. ~ David F. Houston

With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bent arm for a pillow — I have still joy in the midst of all these things. ~ Confucius

The American dream is a crock. Stop wanting everything. Everyone should wear jeans and have three T-shirts, eat rice and beans. ~ Bill Hicks

She’s been married so many times she has rice marks on her face. ~ Henny Youngman

Same old slippers, same old rice, same old glimpse of paradise. ~ William James Lampton

Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup, only less filling. ~ Dave Barry

Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking. ~ Book preview

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